- Al–Khidr, The Green Man
Khidr literally means ‘The Green One’, representing freshness of spirit and eternal liveliness, green symbolizing the freshness of knowledge “drawn out of the living sources of life.” Whatever the source for this green may he, it has come to symbolize the benign presence of the divine wisdom as imparted by the Divine Himself to Khidr and to Prophet Muhammad.
Qur’ânic commentators say that al-Khidr (‘The Green Man’ of pre-Islamic lore) is one of the prophets; others refer to him simply as an angel who functions as a guide to those who seek God. And there are yet others who argue for his being a perfect wali meaning the one whom God has taken as a friend.
Khidr is associated with the Water of Life. Since he drank the water of immortality he is described as the one who has found the source of life, ‘the Eternal Youth.’ He is the mysterious guide and immortal saint in popular Islamic lore and the hidden initiator of those who walk the mystical path.
In the Muslim tradition Khidr is alive and well and continues to guide the perplexed and those who invoke his name
- Prayer to meet Khidr (Alaihi Salaam)
This prayer is recited in order to meet Hadrat Khidr (Alahi Salaam). Usually
Hadrat Khidr appears in a dream and advises the supplicator. The condition is
to say this prayer as the last thing before going to bed. The person must go to bed
with wuzu without conversing with anyone after reciting this prayer. Lie down
and fall asleep on the right side of the body.
- First read any darood 11 times.
- Then read the following prayer 15 times.
- Then end with recitation of the darood 11 times.
Ask Allah to send the Hadiya (reward) for the darood to Nabi Muhammad.
Then ask Allah Subhana wa Ta Ala to make the meeting take place, insha Allah.
Bismillah hir Rahman nir Raheem
Bismillah hir Rahman nir Raheem Bismillahi al Amaan al
Ya Hanaan al Amaan al Amaan
Ya Manaan al Amaan al Amaan
Ya da Yaan al Amaan al Amaan
Ya subhan al Amaan al Amaan
Ya burhaan al Amaan al Amaan
Min fitna tiz zAmaani wa jafaa
Il ikhwani wa shar rish shaitan
Wa zulmis sultan be fadhlika
Ya Raheem Ya Rahman
Ya zul Jalaali wal ikraam
Wa sall Allahu ala khairi khaliqi
hi Muhammadin wa alihi wa as haabi hi ajmaeen bi
Ya Arham ar Rahimeen
Wa sall Allahu ala Khairi
Khaliqi Hi Muhammadin
wa alihi wa as Haabi
hi Ajmaeen bi Rahmatika
Ya Arham Ar Rahimeen